Le Sauvage

1975. 106 min. Comedy/Adventure. NR
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Michigan Theater - Screening Room Tue, Nov 19 7:15 PM
Part of the Les Femmes Essentielles film series
Event Info
Category:Films
Michigan Films
Les Femmes

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Plays Tuesday, November 19 at 7:15 PM -- Part of the Les Femmes Essentielles film series

Nelly (Catherine Deneuve) has second thoughts about marrying Vittorio (Luigi Vannucchi) and runs away with the help of Martin (Yves Montand). When Nelly's attempt to secure a debt owed to her from a former employer goes sour, she steals a valuable painting and enlists Martin's help to evade the men coming after her. From Director Jean-Paul Rappaneau

Presented in French with English subtitles
Perhaps the most iconic of all French actresses, Catherine Deneuve worked professionally for seven uneventful years until Jacques Demy cast her in the classic Umbrellas of Cherbourg in 1964, vaulting her to international stardom. Plum roles would swiftly follow, for Polanski in Repulsion and for Buñuel in Belle de Jour and Tristana. In Le Sauvage, Deneuve plays a manic maiden in the best screwball tradition, fleeing her possessive Italian fiancé to hide out on a remote island with a quirky parfumier (Yves Montand). Tony Roberts and Dana Wynter (of Body Snatchers fame) round out this escapist comedy, one of France's top box office hits of 1975.

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